What is she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LithiumPyrite, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. LithiumPyrite

    LithiumPyrite Out Of The Brooder

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    While doing yard work the other day I found this little bird in my backyard and my wife said we could keep it! So we're going start a small brood in our backyard. We were told by an "expert" that this chick is a female but she was clueless as to what kind it was, she speculated that she might be a Production Red but she doesn't look like any pictures of young PR's that I have seen but I have no idea. Anyone recognize her as a certain breed? Obviously we will find out later as she grows but it would be nice to know. Thanks!
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  2. ESofVA

    ESofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No idea but get another chick to keep it company. Looks like a pullet. Is it tiny or does it look more like a reg sized chick? Does it have "poofy" cheeks? could you get a front shot of its facewith its head up a bit?


    BTW...how many toe does it have? Looks like a single comb.
     
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  3. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the feather pattern looks a little like game to me. how in the world does a little chick come to be in your yard? They have trouble making it with a mom out there, I am thinking about ten minutes would be the average life span of a chick on it own dropped in a random place.
     
  4. LithiumPyrite

    LithiumPyrite Out Of The Brooder

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    She has 4 toes on each foot. She's the same size as the 5 week old Barred Rock chick we just bought. She doesn't have the poofy cheeks and beard of an Ameraucana. I suspected a game bird just because her adult feather coloring is so different from other chicks/chickens I've seen, but she has a comb like a chicken. No idea though. We suspect she escaped someone else's coop in our neighborhood but didn't find out who. She's got some scabs on her back as if a cat in the neighborhood tried to take a bite of her. Poor thing.
     
  5. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's not a production red. We have those and she isn't the right color. You might want to ask your neighbors with chickens if they are missing any birds. I know I would be worried sick if I lost a chick without a clue where they went.
     
  6. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's so lucky you found her! Keep us posted on what she turns out to be.[​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenExtreme

    ChickenExtreme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd give it a bit longer to make for sure [​IMG]
     

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